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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:55 pm 
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RN Pennant listing indicates that at the time of commissioning in 1917 her pennant was FA3, F29 was introduced 1919.
Whether the pennant was painted on her sides in 1917 is unknown to me, I have seen no images to verify.
She was fitted with 4 single DC cradles, she was not fitted at that time with paravane retractable gantries.
Whether she actually carried paravanes in 1917, you will have to consider from photo reference.
She was fitted with 2 twin TT tubes sets.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Thanks Brett,
Great photo of the twin tube assembly. I should be able to modify the triple tubes in the kit. Photos of the stern are very helpful, looks like paravanes on deck in one. I will assume she carried pennant F29 in the Baltic Campaign, 1918-19 period. Is there a depth charge thrower forward of the X gun platform or am I imagining it?
Thanks again for the photos and info.
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Hi all:
Does anyone know of a source for drawings of HMS Wolverine - the famous WW2 V&W? Looking for details of bridge area and 271 installation.
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Paul


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:24 am 
hi, new member here. was looking for information on HMAS Voyager in her 1942 configuration and a quick read here indicates that i have a lot to learn. my late Grandfather was a crewman on Voyager when she was scuttled at betano bay. i have recently come into possession of some of his wartime photos and wish to build a model of both Voyager and HMAS burdekin which he served on as well.in the album there are photos of Voyager in the pacific theatre, some in action and others at various ports or anchorages. i will endeavour to provide scans of them in the near future.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:02 am 
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Exactly what information on Voyager is it that you seek guest?
It will be excellent if you can scan and post those photos within his collection, very much look forward to seeing them.


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Would the Vampire have had Corticene decks at all, like some RN destroyers?

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Vampire would have had corticene applied to her decks before declaration, but it is almost a certainty that it had been removed before mid 40. It is worthy of note that corticene came in several different colours, not just brown.
Traffic areas were laid usually with coconut matting.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:09 pm 
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Brett Morrow wrote:
Vampire would have had corticene applied to her decks before declaration, but it is almost a certainty that it had been removed before mid 40. It is worthy of note that corticene came in several different colours, not just brown.
Traffic areas were laid usually with coconut matting.



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Brett I'm completely new to scale modelling a quick read of this thread has already indicated to me that I have a lot to learn. My intent is to build two models. One as a diaroma of voyager beached at Betano and the other of her prior to leaving Darwin on that mission.


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Maustralia, are you `guest` several entries back? if so, good to see you are now a registered member.
I can most definitely help you with your enquires, please contact me via my inbox.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:00 pm 
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Solomo, I have checked for Wolverine plans but pinpointing them is elusive.
You may find what you seek in `British warship plans` by John Roberts, you could also try Greenwich museum.
I could not find at Greenwich specifically what you are looking for, but that does not mean they do not have them, but it will most certainly cost you.
You mentioned in your earlier post before editing, that you have Man o war Vol 2` the images and foldout by Roberts within should be ample for your needs.

The bridge of Wolverine and her lantern appear straightforward, her compass platform layout would be pretty much standard to other V/W`s.
She had a FM12 DF loop antenna mounted on forward bridge bracket, and a 240/241 IFF Interrogator on her port compass platform corner.
Her port bridgewing appears to mount 2 Schermuly signal rocket launchers


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Thanks a lot Brett - Yes, very elusive to get just the right photos, but those do help.
I ordered the Roberts book and hopefully that along with the Man o' War book will suffice- fingers crossed!
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Paul in SF aka Solo
Roberts book didn't have anything helpful. Oh well.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:15 pm 
Hello all;

My grandfather was Chief Stoker on HMS Wren when she was sunk in July 1940.

I'm an aircraft modeler dipping my toe into ship modelling and this will be my first attempt at the craft.

I am aware of the requirements for updated bridge etc. for those ships refitted between the wars but I don't know if Wren was refitted and to what configuration?

There's not a lot of pics on the web that I can find on Wren, and nothing I can ascertain a date. I'd like to build her as she was in 1940 and hope someone can point me in the right direction or provide guidance on her configuration then.

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Mark.


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Hello Mark, I am a newbie too, started my v and w three years ago and I just keep looking and looking on the web, finding forums etc and am still building up a picture of what my ship the HMAS Waterhen looked like. I keep modeling and then finding better pictures and then have to change it a bit. There is so much fun in researching and building, I wish you the best of luck. What scale are you doing, scrap or detailing an existing kit
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Hello all,
a nice bloke who has been following my scratchbuild HMAS Waterhen thread posted these photographs of her sinking plus a bridge shot of the Voyager, I am not sure if they have been seen on the web before, enjoy
cheers, Will


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